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Cool Japan, cool Kitakami

| 17 April 2014 Sushi, anime, manga, Hello Kitty, and Harajuku fashion…Many aspects of Japanese culture are setting to tone of cool and trendy around the world. Japan’s Iwate prefecture released videos entitled “Cool Kitakami” on 8 April. Composed of four themes – Tourism and Culture, Life, Future and International Linear Collider, these videos introduce how cool it will be to live around the expected site for the ILC to a non-Japanese audience. Don't miss them! Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Guideline for ILC civil engineering completed

| 3 April 2014 The Japan Society of Civil Engineers has just completed a guideline report for the civil engineering of the International Linear Collider, based on a five-year investigation. This report will enable the best and most cost-effective construction of the ILC. Adapted to the Japanese candidate site, this document will be effective for the construction of ILC at any overseas sites, and also useful to other future large-scale underground constructions. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Strengthening Asian capability in SCRF technology

| 6 March 2014 Sixteen thousand – that’s the number of the superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) accelerating cavities needed to build the 500-Giga-electronvolt linear collider. The fabrications of these 16 000 cavities will be divided between the three regions of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. This week, encouraging news about SCRF cavity fabrication came from Asia. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

The year 2014 – The real starting year of the ILC?

| 6 February 2014 With the creation of a new ILC Planning Office this week at KEK, the Japanese high-energy physics community is taking another big step towards making the ILC a reality in Japan. It is the pre-step for forming an international organisation, which KEK Director General Atsuto Suzuki would like to establish. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Explaining the ILC in an easy-to-understand way

| 24 October 2013 Despite the largest typhoon in the year approaching, about 300 people braved the elements and gathered at a conference hall at University of Tokyo on 15 October. A symposium entitled “Can the ILC solve the mystery of the Universe?” was held, with representatives from the Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) and specialists from various fields. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

ILC project is entering next phase

| 12 September 2013 A committee of Japanese scientists has just recommended Kitakami mountains as a candidate construction site for the ILC. The project now has to go through international negotiations, which should take at least a few years. Meanwhile, on 28 August, Japan’s Ministry in charge of science policy (MEXT) delivered its first official national budget request for the ILC. The ILC project has now entered into the next stage. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

ILC candidate site in Japan announced

| 29 August 2013 The ILC site evaluation committee of Japan announced the result of the assessment on the two candidate sites in Japan on 23 August 2013. As a location, they recommended the Kitakami mountains in the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Japanese candidate site for ILC will be announced on 23 August

| 22 August 2013 The site evaluation committee of Japan, set up under the Japan ILC Strategy Council, will hold a press conference on 23 August 2013, at 9:30 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) to announce the site selected as candidate site for the ILC. The press conference will be streamed live. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

Get to learn more about ILC with videos in two different styles

| 16 May 2013 Enjoy two different way to gain understanding of the ILC project. Local officials in two ILC construction candidate sites in Japan produced theses promotion videos to invite the laboratory to their region. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

A spin-off of ILC technology – already

| 4 April 2013 On 15 March, scientists working on the Quantum Beam Technology Program at KEK’s superconducting RF test facility (STF) confirmed the successful generation of X-rays using Inverse Compton Scattering (ICS) with superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) acceleration technology. This is the world’s first successful implementation of ICS X-ray sources with SCRF technology. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,
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